Zulqarnain Haidar to be grilled by PCB on return to Pakistan

April 18th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Apr 18(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to investigate runaway former wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar on his return from Britain.

Haidar, who is currently living in the United Kingdom on a temporary visa, is scheduled to return to Islamabad on April 24.

“He committed several violations of his players’ contract and the board’s code of ethics for players. He will first have to appear before the PCB disciplinary and integrity committees before any decision can be made on allowing him back into the national fold and to play domestic cricket,” the Daily Times quoted a PCB official, as saying.

Haider shook Pakistan cricket in November last year, when he fled the team hotel in Dubai hours before the final ODI against South Africa.

After reaching London, he had claimed that he had got death threats from a person who wanted him to fix matches, and subsequently sought asylum in the United Kingdom.

He had also expressed his concern about his family’s security in Pakistan.

Haider, however, voluntarily withdrew his application for asylum in Britain after the Pakistan government assured him and his family of “the highest level of security” in the country.

“In light of the assurances that I have received, I feel that I no longer need sanctuary in the UK and have accordingly decided to withdraw my claim for asylum” Haider had said. (ANI)

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